What I learned while making 29 YouTube videos

Half a year ago I started a YouTube channel. Since then I have shot, edited and published 29 videos. I am amazed at how many things I learned.

Like:

  • how to talk into a camera
  • how to record high quality sound
  • how to process sound in the video editor
  • how to find and add sound effects
  • how to make J-cuts and L-cuts
  • how to use green screen
  • how to find and add music
  • how to color correct
  • how to stabilize footage
  • how to make a thumbnail
  • how to add subtitles in the video editor
  • how to find and add b-roll
  • how to set up and script longer videos
  • how to deal with the disappointment of nobody watching
  • how to deal with the excitement of suddenly many people watching
  • how to promote my videos
  • how to enjoy it all

Inspired by a Roberto Blake video I decided to ‘make 100 crappy videos’.
The best way to learn something is to do it. Curious what I will learn in the next 71 videos.